Helping More Australians With Disability To Find Work

A record number of people with disability are receiving assistance to help them find and keep a job, thanks to the uncapping Disability Employment Services (DES).

More than 97,000 people have been placed into employment through DES in the past two years, and more than 148,000 people are now being serviced by DES providers nationally – a 43 per cent increase since the system began.

The Government is investing more than $3 billion in Disability Employment Services over the next four years, including new expanded wage subsidy programs and access to employment-related mentoring services.

More generous rules will also make work more attractive for job seekers with disability, allowing people on the disability support pension to work more hours without having their payment suspended or cancelled.

The measures are part of the Government’s Building Australia’s Future Workforce package to deliver skills and education to more Australians.

 

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Employment, Government, Policy, Legislation

Author:
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Superannuation, Financial Services,

Source:
Government Media Release

Date published:
Mon 2nd Apr, 2012